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Think About Your Subject Before You Begin Shooting

Find out why thinking about your photos can be as important as taking…

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Assignment: Road Trip

Bob Krist pursues persons of interest

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Getting Creative with White Balance

Try getting creative with your camera's white balance for some interesting results.

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Scene Recognition System and Advanced SRS

Nikon's SRS and Advanced SRS recognize the position, color, tones and…

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Mentor Series Worldwide Photo Treks

The Mentor Series Worldwide Photo Treks provide an incredible hands-on learning…

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Mentor Trekking in Costa Rica with Bill Durrence

A Mentor Series instructor leads a group of photo trekkers through the…

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VR Image Stabilization

VR image stabilization technology detects vertical and horizontal movement and offsets it by…

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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Discover the spirit of place. Capture the soul of a portrait. Refine your personal style.…

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Walkabout

Take a photo walk with Nikon pro Lindsay Silverman.

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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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How-To Take Great Photos at the Aquarium

Tips for photographing the fish and creatures that live under water

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The Challenge of Bird Photography

Moose Peterson tells why photographing birds in the field is well worth the challenge.

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Understanding Focal Length

Focal length, usually represented in millimeters (mm), is the basic description of a…

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Learning How to Use Your Camera's Histogram

The histogram is a useful tool that analyzes tonal range and helps in…

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Shooting with the COOLPIX A

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Making Great COOLPIX Videos of a Child's Birthday Party

Tips & Tricks from photographer Ann Cutting

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Using the D810A DSLR for Deep Space and Nebulae Astrophotography

Photographing Nebulae and other celestial objects with…

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Shooting a Rock Concert

Whether you're taking photos at a major rock concert or at your child's school performance, these…

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Cat Photography: Capturing Cats in Pictures

With a little patience you too can make great pictures of your pet cat or…

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7 Tips & Tricks to Taking Better Wedding Photographs

Joe McNally on how to take better wedding portraits

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Active D-Lighting

Active D-Lighting optimizes high contrast images to restore the shadow and highlight details that are…

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How to Choose Your Next DSLR Lens

What to look for when choosing your next lens for your DSLR

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Summit Series of Photography Workshops

Come to the Summit for the ultimate workshop experience in all areas of…

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Using Shadows and Light in Your Photographs

Cliff Maunter on using shadows and light

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Speedlight Tutorial: Artificial Sunlight Technique

Wireless off-camera lighting with Speedlights may seem like a daunting proposition at first glance, but its easier than you might think. With Nikon’s Creative Lighting System, you can easily set up a Speedlight or two (or more) and control their output right from your Nikon D-SLR camera. A pair of Speedlights and a minimal amount of effort can add a dramatic look to your images.

David Tejada is a location shooter. Mainly a corporate photography specialist, his subjects are found on job sites, industrial factory floors, executive offices and more. Using a minimum amount of gear, he’s able to create photographs that look as if the lighting were more complex than it actually was.

Bring in the Sun

Just because the natural light isn’t cooperating doesn’t mean you can't make images with dramatic lighting. David will explain how the addition of just two Speedlights, using CTO (Color Temperature Orange) gels to warm the light output, along with a cuculoris (also known as a cookie) or gobo to add a bit of a dappled effect, looks just like warm afternoon sunlight, as it passes through tree branches, and into your image. The sharpness of the shadows from the cookie is dependent on how far away the light source is from the cookie. The closer the light source to the cookie, the softer the shadows, the further the distance, the sharper the dappled shadow pattern will appear.

Watch the video, to learn how two Speedlights can provide your images with sunlight even when the sun isn’t shining.

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